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North American and Canadian Championships

Competition nameNorth American and Canadian Championships
Start date20180817
End date20180824
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityWhitehorse, Yukon
Club/organizerYukon Orienteering Association
Region of countryYukon
Number of competition days6
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions70km
Latest entry date2018-07-21
Entry fee (Euro)Adult package deal before April 1 is EUR 156
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)EUR 85
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)EUR 15
Event descriptionThe Yukon is hosting the North American Championships (NAOC) and the Canadian Orienteering Championships (COC) on some of the best terrain in Canada. Two long distance races, two middle, one sprint and a relay, as well as a special event run by the Canadian and American junior programs. Three WRE events.
Terrain descriptionNAOC long (WRE): Croucher Creek is a mixed area combining areas with very detailed negative topography, areas with larger less complex depressions, and upland areas of positive topography. The forest comprises a mix of pine, aspen and spruce interspersed with natural meadows. NAOC middle (WRE): The Lewes Lake South West map area is very technically challenging with detailed negative contour detail. There is an intricate mix of vegetation (spruce, pine and aspen). The map area has very few trails. NAOC Sprint (WRE): The sprint venue comprises a mixture of forest and urban terrain. The forest is very open, with subtle and intricate negative topography and a dense trail network. NAIC Relay: The area including and surrounding the biathlon range and convoluted ski trail network is a mix of open pine forest and denser spruce forest. ‘Scandinavian-like terrain’ with some cliffs and boulders. There are areas of deadfall, deep moss and Labrador tea understory. COC Long: The map area primarily comprises negative topography of varying levels of detail. The forest is a mix of pine, aspen and spruce interspersed with natural meadows on south facing slopes. The area features a relatively dense trail network over the more accessible parts of the area. COC Middle: Hidden Lakes features a mixture of both large and small kame and kettle topographic features. The map area comprises a mix of generally open pine and spruce forest with some deadfall. There is a dense network of trails through most of the map area, as well as many lakes.
Training possibilitiesModel event on August 17.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.The Yukon offers incredible outdoor opportunities. We are bigger than Germany, but with only 36,000 people, so there is plenty of wilderness to explore. Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, as well as numerous gold rush historical sites (some only accessible by hiking) abound. Visit our web site for some suggestions.
Live results available?Yes
Live GPS tracking available?No
Live TV available?No
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